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    Sale 7608

    Important European Furniture and Sculpture

    10 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER LANTERN

    EARLY 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ITALIAN ORMOLU-MOUNTED ALABASTER LANTERN
    EARLY 19TH CENTURY
    The oval reeded bowl suspended with chains from a lion mask-decorated corona, the outscrolled rim above a trailing laurel band flanked by ring-bearing lion's masks, the base decorated with a stiff leaf-cast and beaded collar and terminating in leaf-wrapped acorn boss, the corona and chains probably original
    32 in. (82 cm.) high; 18 in. (46 cm.) wide


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    Provenance

    By repute, Ann and Gordon Getty.